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Let's use this space to create a toolkit to support libraries for learners. Please share your best for the common good! Let's make this page live with more than links.


Sharing our stories

The Public Information Office (PIO) of The American

Library Association offers a site where

librarians can share stories. We can use those listed and share our own.



Says Sara Johns, President elect of AASL:

"Nothing makes the case more strongly for decision makers than personal stories and hearing from constituents. Your library story will help bring the

facts and figures to life. Look at ALA's anecdotal database to read stories from around the country."



School Library Impact Studies (Includes links to major state studies by Lance and Todd/Kuhlthau) http://www.lrs.org/impact.asp

School Library Media Centers: Selected Results From the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005302

School Libraries Work! (Scholastic) http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/printables/downloads/slw_2006.pdf

CISSL: Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries http://cissl.scils.rutgers.edu/

CISSL: Research Reports http://cissl.scils.rutgers.edu/Resources/resources.htm

The Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement: A Review of the Research (Michele Lonsdale) http://www.asla.org.au/research/index.htm



If a Tree Falls: Joyce Valenza's presentation on proving your library's impact http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/treefalls.ppt

Doug Johnson's Presentations and Workshops (includes Doug's wonderfully useful handouts!)


OCLC: How Libraries Stack Up http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/community/librariesstackup.pdf


About Evidence-Based Practice

Annette Lamb. Evidence-based Programs and Practice http://eduscapes.com/info/achievement.html


Links to articles and other publications

Articles by Doug Johnson (including Becoming Indispensable)


This Man Wants to Change Your Job (Mike Eisenberg and Danielle H. Miller, School Library Journal)


10 Reasons to Hug Your School Librarian, Classroom Connect, May 2004 (Valenza)http://mciu.org/~spjvweb/hug.pdf

School Librarians: A Field Guide to an Evolving Species--Cover Classroom Connect April, 2002 (Valenza)http://www.classroom.com/community/connection/connectednewsletter/librarians.jhtml

Save the School Librarian (Library Video Company--Liz Shemeley) http://www.libraryvideo.com/articles/article17.asp

Steve Abram: The Value of Libraries--Impact, Normative Data, & Influencing Funders


Education World: Strong Libraries Support Student Achievement http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin178.shtml

Reinvent Your School Library and Watch Academic Achievement Increase(Champlin and Loertscher) http://www.indianalearns.org/introleadership.asp

Principal Leadership: Creating a Digital Age School Library (Champlin, Loertscher, Eib)



Strategies: Local


Strategies: State and National

AASL Advocacy Toolkit http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/toolkits/aasladvocacy.htm

AASL: Issues and Advocacy http://www.ala.org/aasltemplate.cfm?Section=aaslissues

ALA: The School Library Media Program: What Parents Should Know http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/toolkits/whatparentsshould.htm

Colorado Library Consortium Advocacy Toolkit http://www.clicweb.org/Advocacy.html

School Library Systems Advocacy Toolkit http://www.crbsls.org/slsa/advocacy/advocacy.html

AASL: The Principal's Manual for Your School Library Program http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/schlibrariesandyou/administrators/schoollibraries.htm

AASL Position Statements http://www.ala.org/aaslTemplate.cfm?Section=Position_Statements&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=10&ContentID=15852

ALA: Library Advocate's Handbook http://www.ala.org/ala/advocacybucket/libraryadvocateshandbook.pdf

AASL: Student Achievement http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/resourceguides/studentachievement.htm

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